Bariatrics, Obesity and Health Behaviours

Bariatrics, Obesity and Health Behaviours

Food serves many purposes other than just keeping us alive.

How do you use food?

Many people are in a battle with weight and are sick of the fight. For some individuals addressing the underlying psychological issues related to weight management can prove highly effective. For others bariatric surgery assists to gain control as well addressing unhelpful patterns.

Factors such as dysfunctional eating patterns, depression and anxiety as well as poor self-esteem can impact upon weight. Addressing psychological issues either pre or post surgery, can facilitate weight loss and improve mental health.

Men's Health and Well-being

Men's Health and Well-being

Social and Emotional Isolation

Self-reliance

Seeking Help

Men are well known for keeping things bottled up. They have been taught to be stoic, “be a man”, conform to this ‘man-code’ of behaviour that says you must fix everything on your own. 2 Self-reliance can be isolating and at times not helpful. Self-reliance and creating emotional isolation can reduce the likelihood of a man talking to mates or loved ones about things that are troubling.

Health and Well-being in the Workplace

Health and Well-being in the Workplace

How is your workplace health and wellbeing?

This month we are looking at health and wellbeing in the workplace and asking the question:

How is your workplace health and wellbeing?

We will be looking at awareness, early intervention, work-related stress, and creating a safe and healthy workplace environment.

Depression

Depression

Do you feel depressed?

Do you sometimes feel you ”can’t be bothered”?

Do you feel like you are in a fog?

If you answered yes to many of these questions you may be experiencing a depressive episode. There are many forms of depression.  Some people display consistently low or flat mood while others may not be able to enjoy once enjoyable aspects of life.   If you are depressed, keep in mind that you are not alone. Depression is an extremely common issue. Approximately 20 percent of the population may experience a depressive episode at least once in their life.

Anxiety

Anxiety

Are you a worrier?

Do you worry too much about life events such as work, health or relationships?

Worry and anxiety can make you feel uneasy and effect your concentration, sleep, memory and confidence. You may be unable to relax or enjoy once enjoyable activities. Excessive worry also leads us to being indecisive and doubt ourselves.

Learning to tame anxiety can be an amazing relief for the anxious person. Learning to tone down their anxiety to enable them to be in control of it rather than feeling controlled by it is very possible.